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Commentary: Ending Terrorist Attacks

Immediately after the terrible events of 9/11, this country and some other western nations commenced what is called the "War on Terrorism". That has entailed a variety of measures, including public relations, diplomacy, shipping suspected terrorists abroad of interrogation, and invading Afghanistan and Iraq. Commentator Paul Willcott has a suggestion for another effort that is being overlooked at our peril.  Go to full article

An Objection to the "F-word"

As we're told, English is a wonderfully elastic language. It's colorful, inclusive, and in a state of constant change. But some changes are less welcome than others. Commentator Paul Willcott has an issue with the expanding use of a particular bit of profanity.  Go to full article

Commentary: Four Old Men Eat Tomatoes on a Porch

There comes a moment every spring when the sun is so warm it takes you back to summer memories. Commentator Paul Willcott, who has roots in Texas, has been watching the weather change in Saranac Lake, and recalls one especially fine "Lone Star" day last year.  Go to full article

Commentary: How to Fix Social Security

For some time President Bush has been sounding an alarm that funds to support the Social Security system will begin to run short before many people now in the work force reach retirement. Various solutions for this problem are under consideration. Commentator Paul Willcott offers one that is rarely mentioned.  Go to full article

At Last. A BIG Christmas Tree

Commentator Paul Willcott and his wife, Ann, had long dreamed of the perfect Christmas tree. When they became the new proud owners of a rambling old cure cottage in Saranac Lake, they got their chance. It was the right time, and the right place, for the perfect tree. But the story didn't turn out quite as expected.  Go to full article

Commentary: Early Morning

One often hears people describe themselves as "night owls" or "morning people", sometimes this refers to circadian rhythms and when their bodies are more functional. For commentator Paul Willcott, a morning person, it's not a physical matter at all.  Go to full article

Commentary: Just Like Mom Used to Microwave

Over the past few generations a number of changes have occurred in the way we prepare and consume food. For example, few people alive today have actually churned butter by hand. Those who did as a matter of course, could not have imagined the food processor and the microwave. And with the changes in the preparation mechanisms have come social changes. Commentator Paul Willcott.  Go to full article
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The Pleasures of the Front Porch

Every season has its special delights. Summer has many -- picnics, family reunions, swimming and boating. Commentator Paul Willcott has an abiding love for the great American pastime of porch sitting.  Go to full article

Commentary: "Liberal" is Not a Dirty Word

As political campaigns become more active in the run up to the elections, political labels become increasingly prominent. One's opponent is a radical, an extremist, or worse. Here's commentator Paul Willcott.  Go to full article

Commentary: July 4th Thoughts of Revolutions

As the 4th of July approaches, commentator Paul Willcott has some thoughts on revolution - the one in 1776 and the one he sees going on at present.  Go to full article

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